The greatest thing I remember about him is so fresh in
my 77yr old mind. He had the courage to put a grand
opera on the stage of the Curtis High School Auditorium in
the late thirties.
No one who participated in that grand show will ever forget
it. We made the costumes, he hired a professional make up
artist and rehearsed us and rehearsed us.
We had a great dress rehearsal all decked out in our gear
the day of the first performance. During the time between
rehearsal and show we wandered out to eat and I recall
sitting on the curb in front of the St George theatre for a
bit of horseplay in my Egyptian outfit and startling the
population passing by. What fun!
He also had us perform at the World's Fair with the other
choirs of the city.
I honor this man for his patience and his care. He truly
could bring out the best in all.
Marcene Brown Daniels, the oldtimer
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